I love writing about the little things that make my day special and the things that God shows me in seemingly random times… Here’s a look at some of my lovely moments from my personal page.
“Because of the Lord ’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, ‘The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.’ The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.” – Lamentations 3:22-26
•SELF CONTROL• (April 26th, 2017)
I know that it is personally challenging for me to wait on the Lord. Some times will be easier than others, but for the most part, I never “quietly wait” on Him. When I think of quietly waiting, I think of self control and lots of it. Self control to keep my mouth shut from complaining and self control to keep me from overworking myself. I don’t like to be still. When I’m waiting for something, I like to keep my mind and body busy doing other things.
That’s not waiting quietly. That’s me trying to feel like I’m in control when I know I’m not. That’s me trying to earn my blessing from God instead of just accepting it when the right time comes. God is faithful and will give hope to those who seek Him, therefore, I can rest in His will for me and trust that He will reveal to me His ways in His perfect timing. I can give all control to Him because it is GOOD to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord. 🌺
(May 6th, 2017)
“Great is the LORD in Zion; he is exalted over all the nations. 3 Let them praise your great and awesome name— he is holy.” – Psalm 99:2-3 🌻
A friend of mine compared these sunflowers to a huge group of people singing joyous songs with their faces turned toward the Son Jesus. To me, it was a beautiful picture of what we’re meant to be. What we were created for. I’m so passionate about worship because God created us to give Him praise. Creation shouts praises of worship to its Creator and sunflowers face the sun(Son). I want to be one of God’s creations that can’t help but feel joy when thinking of my God. One that can’t help but sing songs of praise to my King.
One of the great things about living on Maui is that I can’t help but see God in all of the nature around me. He paints beautiful pictures like this to help us remember what He has made us to be. For I was born with a purpose, just give You praise. 🙌🌻
(May 17th, 2017)
“But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” – 2 Corinthians 12:9
This verse really gets to me because it’s the absolute opposite of what the world teaches. Every day people are tossed aside because of their weaknesses and their mistakes. The world tells us that we need to be perfect and that our weaknesses make us unworthy of love, but God says something different… He says that your weaknesses make you beautiful because it is through those weaknesses that HIS power can shine in your life. Can you imagine if we were all perfect? We wouldn’t get to experience all the things that God can do through us. [Among other things!]… Our weaknesses make us stronger through Him. Not by our works because we can’t do it on our own, but by His grace can we live to the fullness of God’s riches. By GRACE we have been saved through faith. It is our weaknesses that reveal God’s true power. With them we are worthy of His love, grace, and salvation. 🌻